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Raccoon Mountain Caverns

319 W Hills Dr, Chattanooga, TN 37419
+1 423-821-9403
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Great people, great tour

We stayed at neighboring Raccoon Mountain RV park, and visited the Raccoon Mountain Caving gift... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Leslie W
via mobile
Crystal palace tour

Great tour and great guide - Madison. Had a little kid and it kept her interest esp the story about... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Chris C
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Raccoon Mountain Caverns is located just 1.3 miles off of I-24 at the Lookout Valley exit (#174), and is less than ten minutes from downtown Chattanooga. Visitors are presented with a cave in its natural state and our 45-minute (+/-) Crystal Palace Walking Tour allows them to view thousands of diverse formations - stalagtites, stalagmites, delicate soda straws, flowstone, rimstone pools, draperies, columns, natural bridges, and a rare shield formation. We also offer a variety of wild cave "spelunking" expeditions for those who want to view beyond the lighted pathways and explore deeper into the mountain. Our Waterfall Dome expedition permits visitors to view the areas tallest underground, natural (unassisted) flowing waterfall.
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319 W Hills Dr, Chattanooga, TN 37419
+1 423-821-9403
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We stayed at neighboring Raccoon Mountain RV park, and visited the Raccoon Mountain Caving gift shop several times. We did panning for gemstones, which the kids - 5 & 7 - loved. My husband and 5yr old daughter did the cave walking tour and said...More

Thank Leslie W
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Great tour and great guide - Madison. Had a little kid and it kept her interest esp the story about the overnight Boy Scout camp:)

Thank Chris C
Reviewed 4 days ago

It was an awesome first time cave experience for my girlfriend and I. Our tour guide Justin was a spectacular guide who had a lot of knowledge of caving! Making sure we knew exactly what to do safely while also having a blast exploring the...More

Thank mburrell214
Reviewed 4 days ago

We went on the Waterfall Dome expedition, and every second of the 3.5 hour tour was excellent! Devin, our guide, kept a perfect pace of thrilling cave crawls, climbs, and occasional rests. When we weren't exploring the cave, we learned about the formations and the...More

Thank Caitlin B
Reviewed 5 days ago

We have been coming to the caverns for 7 years, since my son was 8 years old in cub scouts. Every year it gets better and better, highly recommend it!!!

1  Thank Rami O
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was the first caving experience for the boys, ages 19, 15 & 11. It was the highlight of our trip to Chattanooga! Justin was an excellent guide & we also had 3 energetic, fun couples on our tour. Would highly recommend Raccoon Mtn Caverns...More

Thank PalmettoSumac
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had Jasmine as our tour guide. She was great. She informed us about things that she had experienced and other things.

Thank LilliMcAnally
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a terrific time with Kristin as our guide! We took the 2 and 1/2 hour tour and walked, crawled, squeezed and even wormed our way through incredible passages and 'rooms'. We saw tiny cave dwelling salamanders and even a little brown bat! It...More

1  Thank bocasig
Reviewed 1 week ago

Best caving tour ever! Definitely will be coming back. Matt was the greatest tour guide, he was very knowledgeable about the cave, friendly and very helpful. Be prepared to get dirty! I wore jeans, a long sleeve and hiking boots.

1  Thank aatownsend44
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our cave tour was led by a local geology student who was informative and helpful. Our tour group was small, so it was easy to ask questions. The guide stopped to point out some cave salamanders that my kids were eager to see. The tour...More

Thank Ohiogirl00
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Thomas C
9 May 2017|
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Response from abneyt | Reviewed this property |
Yes. You don't have to do the exploration tours. There's a regular walking tour. We didn't get dirty at all.
April P
30 March 2017|
Response from EdithL80 | Reviewed this property |
Not at all! They do have regular walking tours. We did the wild caving tour which is why we got all dirty!